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>> couric: tonight, oh, what a feeling. toyota and the u.s. auto industry are back in the fast lane, and the advertising and broadcasting industries are hitchin' a ride. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a shiny new apple. we'll show you what the ipad can do. will it be the next must-have electronic ganlet? and a new kind of negative campaigning. candidates not only tar but avatar their opponents. >> i say, california, let me take you for a ride. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's been a long, windy, and bumpy road for the u.s. auto industry, but the ride is suddenly getting much smoother. carmakers rolled out their latest sales numbers today, and most are showing a big improvement. ford's sales were up 43% last month. toyota, despite the recall crisis, up 35%. and g.m. sales jumped 21%. but chrysler is still struggli struggling. sales there fell 8%. to win back customers, the carmakers spent more than $2700 per vehicle on incentives like low-interest financ
its four core brands, buick, gmc, chevrolet, and cadillac, were up 43%. even recall-plagued toyota saw a strong rebound in sales after it offered 0% financing. >> i need to get the customers back into the showrooms to kick the tires again, and nothing like putting some cash out to do that. >> reporter: detroit is coming off its worst year in a quarter century. fiewrg than 10.5 million vehicles were sold in this country last year, but analysts are now forecasting sales cowed bounce back to more than 12 million this year, if the promising trends continue. that would be a healthy number for the industry, but well below the 16 million sold in 2007. but analysts see a key economic indicator here, in the junk yard. for the first time on record, the number of vehicles americans are buying has fallen well below the numbers sent to the scrapheap. >> it's pretty rare. we've been tracking these numbers since 1948. and it's the first decline we've ever seen. >> reporter: that means fewer cars on the road. to automakers, that's a sign pent-up demand is building. and that's why they're forecasting a
much. there is more trouble this evening for toyota. the transportation department is seeking the maximum civil fine allowable, more than $16 million. it says toyota knew it had a problem with sticky gas pedals in late september but did not tell the government until january. toyota is expected to appeal. now to the earthquake in baja, california. more than 300 aftershocks have been reported since the magnitude 7.7 quake hit yesterday. it was centered south of mexicali and felt in southern california and as far away as phoenix and las vegas. two people in mexico were killed. experts say the toll was minimal because the force of the quake moved northwest away from population centers. bill whitaker now from the california/mexico border. >> reporter: it was the most powerful earthquake to hit the border region in 18 years and it sent people in both mexico and california running from their houses. >> i was so scared for my life. >> reporter: really? you thought you were going to die? >> yeah. >> reporter: the heaviest damage was in mexicali, mexico, the border city of a million peo
on toyota's troubles. e-mails obtained by the associated press show that company executives wrestled with how to deal with sticking accelerator pedals. in january, five dayss before announcing a massive recall, an american vice president wrote "we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet." and "the time has come to not hide on this one." toyota had no comment today. if you've had a heart attack caused by a completely blocked artery, another heart attack could be lurking, waiting to strike. a heart attack caused by a clot, one that could be fatal. but plavix helps save lives. plavix taken with other heart medicines, goes beyond what other heart medicines do alone, to provide greater protection against heart attack or stroke and even death by helping to keep blood platelets from sticking together and forming clots. ask your doctor about plavix. protection that helps save lives. people with stomach ulcers or other conditions that cause bleeding should not use plavix. taking plavix alone or with some other medicines including aspirin may increase bleeding risk, so tell your
of people's hard work. >> reporter: all of this comes as g.m.'s main asian competitor-- toyota-- seems beset by gremlins with millions of its vehicles recalled for serious defects. no wonder a new poll found more americans believe the u.s. makes better cars than its asian counterparts. and that means that americanss' long romance with foreign imports may-- just may-- be coming to an end. katie? >> couric: dean reynolds, nice to see you in new york for a change, dean. thanks very much. from the roads to the skies now, airlines operating in northern europe are scrambling to get back to normal tonight, one week after that giant cloud of volcanic ash left close to ten million travelers tranded. many people, though, are still waiting but some lucky ones are finally heading home. mark phillips is at heathrow airport in london. >> reporter: and the air traffic controllers said "let there be flight" and it was good. good for the airline to have their planes back in the air. good for the passengers who have been waiting days to fly. >> i am running out of work so it's very important for us to get bac
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